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Infection control in nursing homes

Nursing homes care for some of the most vulnerable people amongst our population. These elderly individuals are oftentimes medically frail, requiring close monitoring and the provision of adequate medical services. When these matters are not appropriately handled, then innocent nursing home residents can be seriously harmed. This is why New York has implemented a number of regulations aimed to ensure nursing home safety.

Hurt by nursing home abuse? Consider legal help

We all have to make tough choices in life. Amongst those include how to care for our elderly loved ones when they become unable to care for themselves. Many New Yorkers struggle with this decision, as what they feel would be best for their loved one often conflicts with the realities of their financial situation and their day-to-day lives. For a variety of reasons, many New Yorkers turn to nursing homes for assistance in providing this delicate care. It's a heavy burden, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. Yet, although many nursing homes provide a safe place for the elderly, sometimes these businesses and their employees act in ways that put residents at risk of harm and death.

Act now if you suspect an elder is being abused at a nursing home

Numerous elderly patients die in nursing homes in New York and throughout the United States every year because of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. As such, if you suspect your love done is being abused, it's absolutely vital that you take action as soon as possible.

Nursing home injuries result in criminal charges

When loved ones become too old and frail to care for themselves, their family members are put in a tough position when they must decide how to ensure their elderly loved ones receive proper care. Although some hire home health aides and others allow their elderly loved ones to move in with them, a significant number of people choose to place their loved ones in nursing homes. These institutions are strictly regulated, as they are tasked with a heavy responsibility. Many of these facilities provide appropriate service in a safe environment. Far too often, though, nursing home abuse or negligence leaves innocent residents with serious injuries.

Nursing home malnutrition may give rise to lawsuit

We all hope that when our loved ones age, they will be able to remain independent and care for him or herself. In the event that this reality is out of reach, we often find ourselves hoping that family and friends can step in to help out when needed. Yet, in many instances, even this is not enough to provide an elderly loved one with the care and supervision they need. This is why so many New Yorkers turn to nursing homes that they trust will keep their loved one's safe and healthy.

What damages can be recouped after nursing home abuse?

Nursing homes carry a big responsibility. These institutions are entrusted with the care of those who are perhaps the most vulnerable population in our society: the elderly. In addition to ensuring that their residents receive the proper medical care, including the administration of medication, nursing homes must make sure that their residence receive adequate nutrition, are given proper supervision and are protected from abuse by workers and other residents. It is a big task but is one that should be easily manageable with proper staffing, training and oversight. Yet, far too often, individuals are subjected to nursing home abuse and neglect, leaving them with serious harms.

Many cases of nursing home abuse going unreported

Deciding how to care for an aging loved one can be excruciatingly difficult. For many, though, the only option they have is to place their loved one in a nursing home. There is nothing wrong with this decision, and, in fact, most nursing homes provide competent and compassionate care to their residents. Yet, not all is as it seems. Sadly, many individuals are subjected to nursing home abuse and neglect.

The 4 stages of bed sores

You thought your mother was safe and the nursing home was taking great care of her. After all, you did everything you could to research the best nursing home in your area, and your family has paid a lot to ensure your mother receives the best care.

Reporting neglect or abuse in a nursing home

New York residents have to make a lot of difficult decisions throughout the course of their lives. One of the bigger decisions that many have to face is whether or not to move a loved one into a nursing home. Of course, this decision is often made with the utmost care. Loved ones will often painstakingly research the options available to them and pursue what they see as the best one. However, sadly, there is no reliable way to ensure that a nursing home facility does not mistreat a loved one. Nursing home abuse is a sad reality that some families will have to face.

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